News Stories is second book from Buffalo native Peter Nolan

News Stories is brisk, detailed, superbly written and a must-read for the young and not-so-young alike.
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Buffalo native Peter Nolan has published his second non-fiction book called News Stories. It’s a memoir that chronicles his many years as a broadcast newsman from Niagara Falls to Chicago in the latter half of the 20th century. 

A former federal judge and governor gets out of prison, a policeman on trial for trying to drown his son, an alderman runs off with $100K in federal funds, the death of President John F. Kennedy, the disappearance of Rosemary Kennedy, homecoming for Jimmy Hoffa, and how Geraldo Rivera scooped him are just some of the stories included. Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune called News Stories “a fascinating journey.” 

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“Peter has picked his stories for a reason. Some exhibit quiet heroism. Some show Chicago at its most typical. Other stories are utterly surprising. He writes in a clear, simple, caring way. Heʼs there next to you sharing something important. Whoever you are, you are going to enjoy this book. When you’re finished, put it on the shelf next to books by Mike Royko and Ben Hecht,” said Bob Boone, author and founder of Young Chicago Authors.

“News Stories is brisk, detailed, superbly written and a must-read for the young and not-so-young alike. For the younger crowd, News Stories provides fascinating historic insights into the failed Chicago mayoral bid of Bernie Epton or a Nolan lunch with Bears quarterback Sid Luckman, for example. For the older reader, it provides a heart-tugging stroll down the Windy City’s and the Midwest’s Memory Lane,” said William B. Crawford, former Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Nolan’s first book, Campaign! The 1983 Election that Rocked Chicago was published in 2012 and received critical acclaim. “Beyond compelling, it reads like a novel. Nolan has hit a home run,” added Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune.

News Stories is published by Gatekeeper Press of Columbus, Ohio, and is available for sale virtually everywhere books are sold in print or electronically including Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Apple i Bookstore, Follett and Google Play. His first book Campaign! is available at these places and also at Amika Press. 

In May of 2019, Nolan received a Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Chicago Chapter. The Silver Circle honors broadcasters who have contributed 25 years of outstanding service to Chicago television.